The List, revisited

We finally moved in!  It went smoothly for the most part, but we still don't have everything moved.  We also don't have the internet in our house yet, which is why you're not getting any photos today. 

Here's the list that we originally made, in a (slightly) less daunting format.  We actually have some things checked off!


remove front fence
trim bushes
new landscaping in front - possibly hydrangea
new fence in back
repave driveway
power wash back deck
refinish back deck
gutter guards on the upper roof gutters
remove concrete patio in back and add a new stone paver patio and path
remove dog house and build a new shed
paint shutters
remove paint from brick in front
paint house
remove antenna from chimney
add landscaping around back


new moulding in living room, dining room, kitchen, master bd, guest bd, office, band room, bathrooms
paint living room, dining room, kitchen, master bd, guest bd, office, band room, family room, bathrooms
new curtains for the master bedroom, living room, dining room, office and guest room
re-paint all doors
paint stair railing (eventually replace the railing)
new vent covers (whole house)
new outlet covers (where they were damaged/painted)
furniture (sofa, chair, coffee table, end tables)
find rugs for the living room and master bedroom
add wainscoting in the dining room
build a wall partition in the dining room
find a pendant light for above dining room table
find a track light for above the kitchen table
move light from the master bathroom to the kitchen
install track light in the living room
straighten the kitchen cabinets
install new countertop in the kitchen
install new backsplash in the kitchen
build a lower cabinet in the kitchen
build shelves in the kitchen
build a bookcase in place of the pantry
find a pub table set for the kitchen
find undercabinet lighting for the kitchen
install new carpeting in the family room
install sound insulation in the band room
install new vanities in the master bathroom and full bathroom
find a linen shelf for the full bathroom
build a closet organizer in the master bedroom
find new furniture for the master bedroom
install new hardware in the master bathroom, full bathroom and powder room
replace showerhead in full bathroom
have the tub refinished
have the floors refinished
refinish and paint the stairs

This weekend we're planning on working in the kitchen - priming, painting, trim and backsplash.  Hopefully by next week we can have a fully functional kitchen!

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